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Richard Roberts

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Richard Roberts, who shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine for the discovery of “split genes,” has been appointed to an 18-member independent task force created by NASA to assess the budget and management challenges facing the International Space Station program. Roberts currently heads the department of bioinformatics and research at New England Biolabs of Beverly, Mass.

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Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more